Post-Soul Black Cinema: Discontinuities, Innovations and Breakpoints, 1970-1995

Taylor & Francis
1/11/2013

Post-Soul Black Cinema: Discontinuities, Innovations and Breakpoints, 1970-1995 Overview

This work examines and analyzes how the cinematic image of African Americans became a fixed image with strict rules of depiction both written and unwritten. And, how those very limited and under-informed images would no and could not be challenged or transformed until the power relations in the American film industry began to change and afforded blacks the opportunity at the very least to tell stories from an informed position.


Post-Soul Black Cinema: Discontinuities, Innovations and Breakpoints, 1970-1995 Table Of Content

Race and representation in the classical style 13
The political economy of blaxploitation 27
Do the right thing revisited 49
Check the gate : Black cinema at the crossroads 65
App. A Text of a letter sent to the Motion Picture Association of America and announced at a press conference in Los Angeles, March 22, 1971 73
App. B Brief plot summary of Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song 75
App. C Brief plot summary of Do the right thing 77


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